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2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1

Fort Mason Center | 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition.

The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th.

On the last day, the 4th, all books will be just $1. Don’t fret about book selection. All sections will be restocked daily with new and exciting finds; there will be no shortage of great titles.

2018 Big Book Sale
October 31- November 4, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, SF

The multi-day event attracts people from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Mike Pincus, a book enthusiast who comes to the sale every year, donates his home library collection before the sale, and then replenishes his shelves with new books he buys.

It’s because, supporters like Mike that they are able to support the superior San Francisco Public Library and make an exceptional difference.

Categories in the sale include hundreds of cookbooks, graphic novels, literature, children’s books, science fiction, mystery, LPs and more. Hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, classics and best sellers can all be found among the endless sea of stock.

Volunteer: Want free books? Want to lend a hand?

For information on how to become involved in the 54th Annual Big Book Sale, held in fall 2018, please contact Brenda Salguero, Volunteer Manager, at (415) 477-5223 or Brenda.Salguero@FriendsSFPL.org​

> Sign Up for a Volunteer Shift

Volunteering for The Annual Big Book Sale is a ton of fun & comes with great perks.

  • First access to all of the items
  • A $5 Annual Big Book Sale coupon
  • The satisfaction that comes with helping your community


Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco, Shopping & Fashion
Address: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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